Isle of Man TT Schedule 2016

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Just for those who may be interested in what is going on at the Manx Island , here is the schedule for the up and coming events.

ISLE OF MAN TT 2016

EVENT & RACE GUIDE

The Isle of Man TT is a two-week festival held on a 37-mile plus race course featuring events on and off the track.

With the circuit being on closed public roads the track is open when there is no racing or practices taking place, you can (if you have your bike) do laps of the course but beware traffic will also be on the roads it is not a race track! The mountain section from Ramsey to Douglas is one way but speed limits are in place.

Held in the last week of May and the first week of June the Isle of Man TT is split into two weeks the first being known as qualifying or practice week, with daily sessions held in the evening from 6.30pm through to 9 pm where riders can get the bikes up to speed ready for the main race week.

During the practice sessions, the riders can choose which bikes they want to get the most laps on so you are guaranteed to see a real mixture of bikes on the track, previous years have seen unofficial lap records being broken. The sessions are held from Saturday to Friday (except Sunday) and feature top riders such as John McGuinness and Guy Martin from the Monday night through to the final night of Friday.

Race week is the second week of the festival and see’s races held on Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday of which each race day features different races, the races tend to follow the same pattern year on year with the Superbike races held on Saturday and Friday’s while the Sidecar races are held on Saturday and Wednesday.

Isle Of Man TT 2016 Qualifying Schedule

Saturday 28th May
18.20 – Solo Newcomers Speed Controlled lap
18.25 – Sidecar Newcomers Speed Controlled lap
18.40 – Lightweight & Supersport + Newcomers (All Classes) Solo

Monday 30th May
18.20 -19.50 – Superbike/ Superstock/ Supersport + Newcomers (All Classes except Lightweight)
19.55 – 20.50 – Sidecars

Tuesday 31st May
18.20 – 19.25 – Superbike/ Superstock/ Supersport (Newcomers All Classes except Lightweight)
19.25 – 19.55 – Lightweight & Supersport +Newcomers (All Classes)
20.00 – Sidecars

Wednesday 1st June
18.20 – 19.50 – Superbike/ Superstock/ Supersport + Newcomers (All Classes except Lightweight)
19.55 – 20.50 – Sidecars

Thursday 2nd June
18.20 – 19.25 – Superbike/Superstock/Supersport (Newcomers All Classes except Lightweight)
19.25 – 19.55 – Lightweight & Supersport +Newcomers (All Classes)
20.00 – Sidecars

Friday 3rd June
18.20 – 19.45 – Superbike/Superstock/Supersport + Newcomers (All Classes except Lightweight)
19.50 – 20.35 – Sidecars
20.40 – TT Zero 1 lap qualifying

Isle Of Man TT 2016 Race Schedule

Saturday 4th June
11.00 – RST Superbike TT Race (6 laps)
14.00 – Sure Sidecar TT Race 1 (3 laps)
15.30 – Superstock/ Supersport/ Lightweight practice (2 laps)

Monday 6th June
10.45 – Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1 (4 laps)
12.25 – Sidecar qualifying (2 laps)
14.15 – RL360 Superstock TT Race (4 laps)
16.05 – Lightweight qualifying (1 lap)
16.25 – TT Zero qualifying (l lap)

Wednesday 8th June
10.45 – Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2 (4 laps)
12.25 – Sidecar qualifying (1 lap)
14.00 – Bennetts Lightweight TT Race (4 laps)
15.45 – Senior TT qualifying (1 lap)
16.20 – TT Zero Race (1 lap)

Friday 10th June
10.15 – Sure Sidecar TT Race 2 (3 laps)
12.30 – PokerStars Senior TT Race (6 laps)

ISLE OF MAN TT NONRACE DAYS

On the nonrace days during race week, Sunday known as Mad Sunday is a day where the general public do a lap or laps of the course, the roads are not closed so it’s not a racing track but visitors tend to go around the track. Peel day which is a fun day in Peel located on the east of the island also takes place on Sunday.

Tuesday of race week see’s the Ramsey Sprint which is a day of sprint races along the promenade in Ramsey, here you can see some wacky and crazy machines! Thursday’s attention turns to Laxey where a bike show is held, you can even show your own bike off!

2016 PRE TT CLASSIC & POST TT RACES

Little and unknown races take place on the Southern 100 circuit in near to Castletown in the south of the island. The Pre-TT Classic races take place the weekend at the start of the main practices while the Post TT Races are run on the Saturday after the Senior TT, another excuse not to leave the island early!

Port Erin And The South

Port Erin Beach

Offering a variety of heritage attractions, glorious beaches and excellent walking trails, no trip to the Isle of Man is complete without a visit to the Beautiful South!

Popular with visitors since the Victorian era, Port Erin sits within a beautiful secluded bay which offers a magnificent sweep of sheltered sandy beach – enjoyed by watersports enthusiasts and families. Boat trips to the Calf of Man’s nature reserve and bird observatory also leave from here.

The town is also home to the most southern point on the Steam Railway line and has retained its original station as well as a comprehensive railway museum which showcases vintage transport memorabilia.

You’ll find Port Erin a great place to start if you’re looking to explore the fantastic walking trails in the south of the Island – try weaving your way around the coastline to The Sound in Port St Mary. You’ll be greeted with stunning views out to sea as well as the opportunity to spot the seals which bask on the small rocky islet near to the Calf of Man.

The busy harbour village of Port St Mary is home to the Island’s only nine hole golf course as well as Cregneash – a living museum which shows what life was like in the 19th Century Manx crofting community.

No visit to the south is complete without a trip to the ancient capital of the Isle of Man –Castletown – which is dominated by the imposing Medieval fortress of Castle Rushen. The castle is one of the best preserved in Europe and was once dominated by the Kings and Lords of Mann.

Located around the picturesque harbour you’ll also find the Old Grammar School, Nautical Museum, where you can learn about the Island’s maritime history, and Old House of Keys – the previous home of Manx parliament.

Peel And The West

Peel

Pay a visit to the aptly named “Sunset City” where you’ll be awarded stunning views of the sun setting, a glimpse of the Mountains of Mourne, and some of the best ice cream in the Isle of Man!

Located on the west coast, Peel is a thriving Manx fishing port with a marine heritage that spans hundreds of years.

Home to an extensive modern marina, the town welcomes a number of pleasure craft throughout the year – many of whom come for the fantastic sandy beach and variety of things to see and do.

The magnificent ruins of Peel Castle, located on St Patrick’s Isle, dominate the landscape and visitors can tour the remains as part of the Story of Mann trail.

There’s also the opportunity to find out more about the Island’s, and Peel’s, history by visiting the interactive House of Manannan museum, the Leece Museum and the unique Manx Transport Heritage Museum.

During your visit you’ll also find the Island’s only cathedral as well as a working kipper curers which offers a fantastic insight into the production of the famous Manx Kipper.

Between May and August Peel is also one of the best places in the British Isles to see basking sharks from the shore. Often up to the length of a bus in size they regularly come within metres of the shoreline and surrounding cliffs.

Near to Peel you’ll find the pretty village of St Johns which is home to the Tynwald Millsshopping centre as well as Tynwald Hill which is an important landmark in Manx history and the location of an annual open air meeting for the Island’s parliament.

Don’t forget to visit the secluded area of Niarbyl Bay, also on the west coast, which is one of the Island’s most important geological sites and offers fantastic walking trails.


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